International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
The Emergency Response Officer supports the Emergency Response Management Unit both operationally and strategically from headquarters. The Emergency Response Officer will support emergency responses by assisting with management and deployment of emergency personnel, facilitating inter-departmental coordination, liaising with partners and donors when required, writing proposals, compiling reports and documenting lessons learned. Additionally, the Emergency Response Officer will provide ongoing management of the ERMU staff roster, monitor early warning and global emergencies. The position reports to the Emergency Response Coordinator, or in their absence, to the VP of International Operations.
•Support implementation of the new Operational Plan for ERU through inter-departmental coordination, management of Emergency Response staff roster, and liaising with partners and donors;
•Along with HTU, research new technologies to support emergency response functions particularly in areas of communication, data collection, data analysis and service provision;
•Along with ERU Focal points from other departments, support development and monitoring of ERT personnel by identifying needs and opportunities for further capacity building of ERT personnel and organize appropriate training, workshop attendance and team building exercises;
•Keep informed of international, federal, state and local regulations affecting emergency plans, and ensure that the plans adhere to these regulations, including assisting with necessary registration processes;
•Under the guidance and direction of ERT Coordinator assist with various projects such as the ERT startup kit, ERT Training packages, ERT Induction packages;
•In coordination with the ERT Coordinator, liaise with donors’ emergency response structures and work to integrate IMC’s emergency response approach within overall relief efforts;
•Assist in the processes of negotiation for operational support and partnerships including MoU’s.
•Support Emergency Response Management Unit to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies
oMonitor developments in crises areas worldwide and send out the weekly ERU report;
oUnder the guidance of the ERU Coordinator and in liaison with the Operations department assist in the preparation, compilation and finalization of the rapid assessment form (RAF);
oManage and update ERUs sharepoint page.
•Liaise with the ERU coordinator and ERU focal points to organize the deployment of an emergency response team;
•Organize appropriate briefings and deployment materials for all team personnel;
•Act as an interim desk officer during an emergency and assist with the transition between ERU and Regional Desks;
•Along with ERU Logistics focal point, maintain inventory and distribute emergency response equipment, providing instruction on its maintenance and use in coordination with logistics.
•Along with the HR ERU focal point, organize formal debriefings of the emergency response team personnel; Compile and disseminate lessons learned.
•Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
•A graduate degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency and Disaster Management, International Relations, Public Health, or related field and at least two years of field based experience preferably in emergency settings;
•Thorough knowledge of acceptable developing country program and project design criteria;
•Understanding of health and development concepts in developing countries;
•Outstanding organizational skills;
•Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
•Excellent self-motivation skills;
•Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff. The ability to deal with a broad spectrum of people;
•Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently;
•Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks and many administrative details in a fast paced and constantly changing environment;
•PC literate, excellent word processing skills. Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other general software programs;
•Extremely flexible and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations;
•Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources;
•Must work independently under difficult conditions.
To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org and go to our “Careers” page. Find your desired position, click on the position title and complete the application at the bottom of the job description.
Contact: International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps
1313 L Street, NW
Washington, DC., DC, United States 20005
Phone: +1(202)828-5155 Fax: +1(202)828-5156 Email: International Medical Corps Website: http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
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